Oskar Blues yesterday reported strong growth through the first eight months of 2015, as the brewery continues to add capacity, expand its portfolio, and fill out its national sales footprint. Year-to-date, depletions are up 28 percent, the company said.
On Monday, the Dallas-based brewery filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prohibits licensed breweries from selling beer to go from the point of production. Currently, wineries, distilleries, and even brewpub restaurants can legally sell their wares for off-premise consumption.
As reported earlier today, A-B InBev has, after years of rumors, explicitly stated its intention to merge with SABMiller. Such a transaction would effectively consolidate one-third of the world’s beer supply under a single manufacturer’s umbrella.
Founders Brewing today announced plans to expand its western footprint with new distribution throughout Nevada and Northern California.
Even after leaving the craft beer industry more than a decade ago, Russell Heissner always imagined himself returning. Now, after three years of planning, that time has finally come.
Stone Brewing today announced that co-founder Greg Koch is stepping down as CEO of the company and transitioning into a new role as executive chairman, a role that will remove him from day-to-day operations.
Continuing its expansion along the East Coast, SweetWater Brewing yesterday announced new distribution agreements in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Executives from the nation’s largest domestic and import beer companies convened on Capitol Hill today, taking part in a day-long meeting featuring presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders, legislators and lobbyists alike. Included on the agenda were discussions of industry wide tax reform (as outlined in the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act), FDA menu labeling disclosures and the Beer Institute’s newly established federal “Beer PAC.”
Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing has signed with craft-focused wholesaler Hunterdon Brewing Co. for distribution throughout the state of New Jersey, the company announced today.
River North Brewing is being forced out of the emergent Denver neighborhood it’s both named after and has called home since opening three and a half years ago. As reported by Westword, the company is closing its taproom and production brewery this October as the building’s owners have decided to raze the structure and construct, in its place, a luxury apartment complex.
San Diego’s Coronado Brewing has announced plans to increase capacity, install a canning line, and spread its real estate footprint as part of a multi-million dollar expansion effort.
Though named after a blink-and-miss-it optical phenomenon, Green Flash Brewing is doing all it can to stay visible at all times. The fast growing brewery out of San Diego, Calif. is undertaking what it’s calling a “multi-tiered growth and expansion strategy,” with a slew of developments on the packaging, brand and production fronts and updates to its executive leadership roster.
New York’s Captain Lawrence Brewing has signed on with Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) for distribution throughout the Bay State.
San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing has tapped Wirtz Beverage for distribution of its beers, including Speedway Stout and AleSmith IPA, throughout the Chicagoland area of Illinois beginning next month.